OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-8001

AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE BUDGET FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE 30, 2009, AND MAKING APPROPRIATIONS THEREFOR.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 9750

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 08 $

FY 09 $

Public Health, Dept.

GF - See Below

See Below

See Below

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment makes provisions of HB 6768 subject to being within available appropriations. The bill requires the Department of Public Health to initiate a regulatory process for alternative on-site sewage treatment systems. DPH costs of $200, 300 in FY 08, $376, 150 in FY 09 and $402, 230 in FY 10 and subsequent years are associated with the bill.

No funding has been included within HB 8001 for purposes of the regulatory program. The requirement that it be implemented within available appropriations will likely result in one of four outcomes: (1) DPH will proceed with the program, and will require a deficiency appropriation; (2) DPH will delay the implementation of the program pending the approval of additional appropriations to meet this mandate in future fiscal years; (3) DPH will shift resources from other department priorities, thereby impacting existing departmental programs; or (4) DPH will not implement the regulatory program.

The bill makes other minor and technical changes which results in no fiscal impact.

The preceding Fiscal Impact statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for the purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose.